About the Board

Indiana Humanities is a nonpartisan, independent, nonprofit governed by a volunteer board of Indiana educators and business and community leaders. Six of the directors are nominated by the Board of Directors and appointed by the governor of Indiana, while the others are selected from nominations solicited annually from the public.

If you are interested in serving on Indiana Humanities’ Board of Directors, please review the  Request for Board Nominations.

Board Meetings

The 2020 meetings of the Indiana Humanities Board of Directors are:

Feb. 12, 2021 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Meredith Nicholson House, Indianapolis
April 16, 2021 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Meredith Nicholson House, Indianapolis
July 16, 2021 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Meredith Nicholson House, Indianapolis
Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2021 (Board Retreat) | Times and location, TBD

  • Chair
    Mr. Doran Moreland
    Vice President - Diversity, Equity and Belonging, Ivy Tech Community College
    Indianapolis
  • Chair Elect
    Mr. Chris Gahl
    Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Visit Indy
    Indianapolis
  • SECRETARY
    Ms. Marisol Gouveia
    Director of membership and engagement, Indianapolis Zoo
    Indianapolis
  • Treasurer
    Mr. Mark Maassel
    President, Indiana Energy Association
    Valparaiso
  • President & CEO
    Ms. Keira Amstutz
    President and CEO, Indiana Humanities
    Indianapolis
  • Dr. Edward P. Dallis-Comentale
    Associate vice provost for arts and humanities and professor of English, Indiana University
    Bloomington
  • Dr. Rayvon Fouché
    Professor of American Studies, Purdue University
    Carmel
  • Dr. Edward Frantz
    Chair of the department of history and political science and professor of history, University of Indianapolis
    Indianapolis
  • Ms. Katie Glick
    Business development manager, Ice Miller LLP
    Columbus
  • Dr. Terri Jett
    Associate Professor of Political Science, Butler University
    Indianapolis
  • Ms. Suzanne Light
    CEO, Kosciusko County Community Foundation
    Warsaw
  • Mr. James M. Macdonald III
    Executive Director & Market Manager, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
    Indianapolis
  • Mr. Chad Priest
    Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross Indiana Region
    Indianapolis
  • Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
    Director, religion, spirituality, and the arts, IUPUI Arts and Humanities
    Carmel
  • Ms. Cheryl Taylor
    President/CEO, Foellinger Foundation
    Fort Wayne
  • Mr. Adam D. Thies
    Associate Vice President, Capital Planning and Facilities, Indiana University
    Bloomington
  • Ms. Tiffany Tolbert
    Senior Field Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Chicago Field Office
    Hobart
  • Representative Jerry Torr
    State Representative House District 39, National Account Manager, Near North Title Group
    Carmel